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Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Reduction With Statins in Hypertensive Patients


Brief description of study

Experimental studies have showed that statins reduce left ventricular hypertrophy. The main objective is to observe the reduction of left ventricular hypertrophy with statins in hypertensive patients. The hypothesis is that patients treated with statins will have a reduction of at least 10% compared with patients treated only with antihypertensive treatment.

Detailed Study Description

Experimental studies have showed that statins reduce left ventricular hypertrophy. The main objective is to observe the reduction of left ventricular hypertrophy with statins in hypertensive patients. The hypothesis is that patients treated with statins will have a reduction of at least 10% compared with patients treated only with antihypertensive treatment. The study will be conducted at Cardiovascular Unit Hospital 1o de october in Mexico City. Patients must have hypertension grade 2 according to the European Hypertension Guides, and must have LDL-C >130mg/dl. Patient will be assigned randomly to four arms of treatment, and will be follow up for one year. Left ventricular mass will be measured every 6 months, and LDL-C will be measured every 2 months.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT00621127

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Alejandra Meaney, MD, PhD

Cardiovascular Unit Hospital 1o de October
Mexico City, Mexico
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